The head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker in a private letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin has made the initiative of Moscow to closer trade relations between the EU and the Eurasian economic Union, informs on Thursday Agency referring to the text of the letter written by the head of the EC after the G20 summit in Turkey.
Juncker in his own letter said that the closer trade ties the EU and the EEU directly related to the implementation of the Minsk agreements stop the fire in Ukraine.
the head of the European Commission explained the importance of good relations between Russia and the EU, which " has not had the opportunity to develop over the past year ".
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July 2014, the EU and the US from point penalties against certain individuals and organizations have moved to the measures against entire sectors of the Russian economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have imposed against her punishment. In June 2015, in response to the extension of the sanctions Russia has extended food embargo until 5 August 2016.